Yabba Dabba Doo, Meet The Flintstones!
Written by Cyn Felthousen-Post
Back in September of 1960, The Flintstones premiered on primetime TV as the first animated sitcom by the team of Hanna-Barbera. This cartoon was almost called, “The Flagstones” but thankfully wasn’t!
By profession, Fred was a bronto-crane operator at the Slate Rock and Gravel Company and a member of the "Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes" with Barney. Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble are cavewives, who love to shop and charge their goodies on their husbands credit cards. Dino is the Flintstone’s adorable pet dinosaur who acts just like a dog.
The program ended up succeeding beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, running for six seasons and 166 episodes, also getting nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy in the first season. Producing feature films and spin-offs, two amusement parks, TV specials, toys and merchandise, chewable vitamins and breakfast cereals. Yabba Dabba Doo!